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Aberystwyth Cottages

Aberystwyth is positioned along the picturesque west coast of Wales and is the main holiday resort in the area. The town has two beaches, castle ruins, a pier and a harbour, as well as independent and high street shops.

With plenty of things to do in the town itself and in the surrounding countryside, Aberystwyth is the perfect holiday location for couples, families and groups of friends.

What is there to do in and around Aberystwyth?

Here are a few ideas of what you can do on your holiday:

  • Both the North and South beaches have won the Resort Seaside award, with the North Beach even being recommended by the Good Beach Guide. After spending the day swimming and playing in the sand, grab an ice cream from the local ice cream parlour and go for a stroll along the promenade to the pier, where you can enjoy the amusement arcade.
  • If you'd prefer to stay close to the water, why not take a boat trip to try and see a dolphin? The west coast of Wales has the largest population of bottle-nosed dolphins in Europe. With over 250 living off the coast, the chances of seeing one of these graceful mammals is very likely.
  • The Aberystwyth Cliff Railway going up Constitution Hill is the longest cable-pulled railway in Britain. Get to the top and look out over the sea and all the surrounding luscious countryside. By using one of the world's largest camera obscura's at the summit, you can look out even further – over 1,000 square miles of the breath-taking scenery of the Rheidol Valley.
  • Open for over a century, the Vale of Rheidol railway is popular among people wanting to view the beautiful countryside that the Rheidol Valley has to offer, and even more popular among train enthusiasts. For a narrow gauge steam locomotive, it climbs an impressive 700 feet in its journey between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge.
  • Devil's Bridge is a world famous tourist attraction, with thousands and thousands visiting the bridge since the 18th Century. With two walking trails to choose from, you can take an up close and personal look at the fantastic sights of the waterfalls, the famous three bridges, and the Punch Bowl. Buy the guide book at the entrance to the nature trail which explains all about the local devil's legend.

History of Aberystwyth

There has been evidence discovered of human occupation in the Aberystwyth area dating back to the Mesolithic Age and although the tell-tale signs of habitation from this and the latter Bronze and Iron Ages may be harder to spot, physical ruins from the C12th onwards can be found at the historic Monastic site of Strata Florida Abbey. Impressive arched doorways stand tall and the lay-out of the central cloister is still mostly intact.

Right on the coast, overlooking the growing settlement, Aberystwyth Castle was built by Edward 1 in 1277 as part of his campaign to subjugate the Welsh kingdoms. Constructed on the site of a previous fortification built nearly 170 years previously the castle was in the innovative concentric circle design. With quite a turbulent history including being captured by Owain Glyndwr's forces in the early 1400s, the castle was eventually destroyed by Parliamentarian troops in 1649. Today, the grounds of the ruins offer fantastic views over the bay.

An industry important to the development of the town was sliver and lead mining. Inland from Aberystwyth, high in the Cambrian Mountains, is The Silver Mountain Experience – learn more about the history of mining in the area, pan for gems or take part in interactive challenges!

The town became a fashionable seaside destination with the coming of the railway in 1864 and with the establishing of the first collage of the University of Wales in 1872, the evolution began of the eclectic mix of cultures you can find there today.

The National Library of Wales was established in Aberystwyth in 1907. A committee had spent 34 years collecting as much important Welsh documents as they could source before the Royal Charter was granted. The Library now houses over 4 million printed volumes and the collection includes many rare manuscripts along with a large archive of maps and photographs. It is also a great resource if researching your Welsh family history!

WAH393 - Exterior View 2 Cerrig Wen

near Tywyn - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

A charming character cottage near Bryncrug (formerly the dairy) in a beautiful C16th courtyard setting next to the owners' home in extensive gardens.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
£330 - £470 per week *

WAH393 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 0.25 mile away
  • Coast: 3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.25 mile away

Last Minute Offer WAN376 - Exterior - VIew 1 Rose Cottage

near Borth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Rose Cottage is a pretty white-painted semi-detached stone cottage, with enclosed rear garden overlooking Afon Leri, just 1.5 miles from the coast at Borth and 6 miles north of Aberystwyth.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
£325 - £525 per week *

WAN376 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 1.5 miles away
  • Coast: 1.5 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 1.5 miles away

WAS367 - Living Room Blaen y Wawr Annexe

near Aberaeron - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

A very pleasant single storey bungalow annexe near Aberaeron with its own lawned garden and only 7 miles from the coast/beach at Llanrhystud.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi unavailable
£222 - £356 per week *

WAS367 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi unavailable
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels at extra charge
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Smoking allowed
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 0.75 mile away
  • Coast: 8 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 2.5 miles away

This attractive little stone cottage stands in the onwer'r grounds Tyn-yr-Eithin

near Tywyn - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

A very pretty and welcoming single storey 'cottage' next to the owner's house just outside the village of Bryncrug, about 2 miles from Tywyn.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
£360 - £510 per week *

WAH330 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 0.25 mile away
  • Coast: 2 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.25 mile away

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Sun Balcony Apartment 5, The Old Stables

near Aberdyfi - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

Luxury 2 bedroom penthouse coastal holiday apartment near Aberdyfi with dramatic vaulted ceilings, large balcony and stunning panoramic views across the Dyfi estuary

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
£350 - £694 per week *

FL004 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Coast: 3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 2.5 miles away

The sitting room has particularly comfortable seating, an electric living flame fire and French windows to the patio Dinas

near Aberystwyth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

One of 3 high quality, single storey cottages converted from stone farm buildings next to the owners' house, some 4 miles SE Aberystwyth.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
£408 - £825 per week *

WAN362 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Coast: 5 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 2 miles away

This quality cottage is converted from a barn adjacent to the owners' house at Llanegryn, in the south Snowdonia National Park Y Bwthyn

near Tywyn - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

A detached stone barn converted to a high standard cottage, standing in the grounds of the owner's home at Llanegryn, 4 miles north of Tywyn.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/shower rooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
£388 - £681 per week *

WAH595 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/shower rooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 2 miles away
  • Coast: 4 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 2 miles away

Special Offer Exterior - View 1 Brynhafod

near Borth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

A particularly comfortable and well-equipped detached bungalow near Borth in the village of Llandre, 2 miles from the sandy beach, 6 miles from Aberystwyth.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
£371 - £609 per week *

WAN338 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • 3 Stars
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 1.5 miles away
  • Coast: 2 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.7 mile away

The Granary is on the first floor and adjoins the owners' C16th farmhouse on their working farm near Aberystwyth The Granary

near Aberystwyth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

This cottage was formerly a granary adjoining the owner's C16th farmhouse on a working farm about 8 miles from the coast at Aberystwyth.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi unavailable
£268 - £454 per week *

WAN333 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi unavailable
  • 3 Stars
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Smoking allowed
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Coast: 8 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 3 miles away

Ger-y-Bryn is a neat, detached, chalet-style bungalow, situated behind the dunes at Ynyslas Ger-y-Bryn

near Borth - Pembrokeshire & West Wales

Ger-y-Bryn is a neat, detached, chalet-style bungalow in enclosed lawned gardens, situated behind the dunes at Ynyslas, on the Dyfi estuary, 2 miles north of Borth and 8.5 miles from Aberystywth.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi unavailable
£377 - £671 per week *

WAN375 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi unavailable
  • 3 Stars
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 2.5 miles away
  • Coast: 0.1 mile away
  • Nearest pub: 2.5 miles away

Sun Balcony Apartment 3, The Old Stables

near Aberdyfi - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

A beautifully-presented boutique style luxury 2 bedroom holiday cottage near Aberdyfi.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/shower rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
£404 - £855 per week *

FL003 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bath/shower rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a freezer
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Coast: 3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 2.5 miles away

FL040 - Stable Cottage from Llangfendigaid Stable Cottage

near Tywyn - Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

2 bedroom self-catering holiday cottage on historic coastal estate near Aberdovey Snowdonia, combines pretty exterior with contemporary interior. Indoor swimming pool, woodland walks and sea views

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
£511 - £930 per week *

FL040 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bath/shower room
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Towels provided
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Stairgate
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • No smoking
  • Enclosed garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Nearest shop: 3.5 miles away
  • Coast: 0.5 mile away
  • Nearest pub: 3.5 miles away

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